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Pakistani Lawyers protest against court bombing

Faryal Nadeem Feb 22, 2017
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Lawyers of the northwestern Pakistan boycotted the court hearings on Wednesday. The lawyers protest after a suicide bombing which killed seven people outside a courthouse in the region.

Munib Khan is a member of regional lawyers association who made an effort to force the government to keep the courts secure and safe.

The splinter Taliban group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, took the responsibility of the attack happened on Tuesday. The three suicide bombers hit the court in northwestern town of Tangi, which borders with Afghanistan.

The attack of Charsadda is new and has let the wave of militant’s assaults in the country by killing 125 last week in Shrine bombing. The Pakistan army said that air force targeted militants hideouts in the tribal region of Khyber and had killed many suspects. The claim is verified and linked with al-Qaida and foreign militants.

While in Karachi, a police raid killed at least eight Taliban militants. One of them was 16 years boy named Anwar, which was grown for suicide bombing attack. Hand grenades, weapons, and explosives will be seized at the house.

Pakistan was always at war with the Islamic Militants for more than a decade. Army launched several offensives against Taliban and in the tribal region along the Afghan border.